The Pakistani Spectator

A Candid Blog


Author Archive

Why Nabil Gabol is Active Against MQM?

By • Apr 10th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Where Nabil Gabol’s cables are connected? Nothing happens in Pakistan at the political level without reason. Especially whenever something is ‘leaked’ and ‘exposed’ alarm bells of suspicion start ringing. The veterans of Pakistani politics know that normally where the source of these exposes resides. Nabil Gabol left PPP and joined MQM. It was very surprising […]



MQM Feels Threatened in Azizabad

By • Apr 6th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Imran Khan is immature and offensive, there is no doubt about that. But why MQM is so sensitive about PTI being running an election campaign in NA-246 in the wake of April 23 by-polls? It seems MQM genuinely feels threatened and thinks that it might loose their core constituency. MQM’s fears are not misplaced actually. […]



Holy Alliance of PTI and PMLN

By • Mar 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

PTI has rejoined GEO, rejoined senate elections, about to rejoin national assembly, and has started taking part again in the national political issues like any other party. I wonder about those youthias who sacrificed their everything last year when they thought PTI was any different. Anyway those are the orders of the masters of PTI […]



PTI and Nisar Go After MQM

By • Mar 13th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

While PPP enjoys land-grabbing under supervision of Malik Riaz in Karachi; the Pakistan rangers have done a quality and on-merit operation at the 90 headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement of Altaf Hussain. This was long due and was inevitable operation by the authorities. Pakistan rangers will continue and they have full support of Pakistan army […]



Who is Supreme?

By • Mar 7th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Last thing Pakistan needs is another Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. First thing Pakistan needs is a swift, competent, and independent judiciary but a judiciary which is at least answerable to the people in some form. But it seems that the germs left Iftikhar Chaudhry are still lurking out there. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawad […]



PTI Senate Woes

By • Mar 4th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

PTI is getting a taste of realpolitik as senate elections draw near. Its law makers in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa assembly have presented themselves for sale in the open market and so far the traditional Waqar Group of KPK has managed to buy most of them. Horse trading in senate elections is not a new thing […]



Pakistan Fielding Coach Fights with Afridi, Akmal

By • Feb 18th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

When Pakistani Fielding Coach Grant Luden tried to point out deficiencies in catching technique of Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, and Ahmed Shahzad after Pakistani lost to arch rival India in world cup match, the 3 players refused to listen to him and told him to mind his own business. Grant actually was minding his own […]



Heera Mandi Politics

By • Feb 11th, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Heera Mandi no longer exists in true terms in Lahore yet its a popular term in Pakistan when someone wants to spice up the conversation. Just as Heera Mandi residents have moved to posh areas to ‘service’ people, the phrase Heera Mandi has reached Pakistani politics too in 2015. Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf […]



Top Sharifs in Sync

By • Feb 2nd, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Things seem to be hitting off quite well between army chief General Raheel Sharif and the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It`s clear that boundaries have been drawn and PM has acquiesced many of his domains to the chief and chief has reigned in over the hawks to keep Imran Khan down. Following the domains issues […]



Petrol Conspiracy

By • Jan 21st, 2015 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

When all else fails, its a favorite pastime of Pakistanis to throw all the blames to the conspiracy of hidden hands. Pick any crisis of any magnitude and you will hear the cries of ‘Conspiracy’ everywhere. This has become an established norm here in the fatherland. Federal Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that […]